Chattanooga Now EnVaGe presenting Mahler's Fourth Symphony at UTC Fine Arts Center

Chattanooga Now EnVaGe presenting Mahler's Fourth Symphony at UTC Fine Arts Center

September 14th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

EnVaGe stands for Ensemble of Variable Geometry. They will perform Saturday in UTC's Fine Arts Center.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

EnVaGe will perform Klaus Simon's transcription of Mahler's Fourth Symphony at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.

EnVaGe stands for Ensemble of Variable Geometry. Their appearance is part of a new concert series in partnership with UTC's Department of Performing Arts that will offer new, live concerts appealing to diverse audiences with wide-ranging levels of musical experience.

The ensemble's repertoire includes solo pieces, chamber music and transcriptions of orchestral masterworks. EnVaGe uses amplification and other technology, in combination with ensemble modification and eclectic programming, to mimic today's listening practices.

Mahler's Fourth is one of his shortest symphonies, It was inspired by the children's song, "The Heavenly Life," which depicts a child's visions of heaven. The audience will be able to identify ideas of heaven through recurring themes of bells combined with high woodwinds, the lyricism of the solo strings and the rhythmic effects of the horns and lower strings.

Ticket are $15 adults, $12 senior adults and faculty/staff, and $10 students.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.utc.edu/fine-arts-center or by calling the UTC Box Office at 423-425-4269 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays